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for servicing government debt or an increase of over 1%. also for the first time in four years, tax revenues are expected to exceed what the government would get by issuing new bonds. the government expects tax revenues to total over $473 billion, or nearly 2% more than in this fiscal year. meanwhile, new bond offerings will fall by 3% to about $470 billion. japan still relies on government bond sells for 46% of its total revenue. the outstanding balance of government debt is expected to total about $8.2 trillion at the end of fiscal 2013. to repay it, the nation requires 17 years worth of tax revenues. the total debt also translates into almost $65,000 per person. the government plans to submit the draft budget to the diet for approval by the end of next month. >> japanese workers may soon have a few more yen in their pockets if union leaders get their way. union and business leaders are discussing a proposed wage hike. to repay it, the nation requires 17 years worth of tax revenues. the total debt also translates into almost $65,000 per person. the government plans to submit the draft budg
taxes. >> two very different approaches, but which went down better at davos? our correspondent has more. >> angela merkel can be joyful and comical. today, she was not. she was serious while cameron was casual, full of british humor, selling himself and his country, he even got applause during his speech, and although most people here criticized sharply his plans for a referendum, he did not say a lot about this topic today. he sold it as his duty to deliver the referendum to the british citizens. in contrast, angela merkel did not try to be entertaining. she emphasized the common interests of britain and the european union, like structural reforms, free trade agreement with the united states, and make europe more competitive, obviously trying to deal with a new conflict as coolly as possible, a strategy that has brought her a lot of success in the last years. thursday was the day of cameron and merkel. now everybody is heading to one of the numerous parties if they have enough energy, and tomorrow, we will continue the discussion over the role of the central bank's -- banks now and in
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